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from MinnesotaWild.com,

SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild, along with Brand Thunder LLC, has announced the launch of the Firefox Wild BOOM. The customized Minnesota Wild browser, a free upgrade to the secure open-source Firefox browser…

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Thursday Afternoon Talk

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from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

• A guy nearly as busy as Gainey is Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, who was burning up the phone lines again Thursday trying to make something happen.

“Working on multiple aspects here,” Burke said via e-mail. “Discussing straight player trades, working on three draft scenarios—move up, pick, move down.”...

In the meantime, as Burke pointed out, he’s also looking at traditional player trades. A source told ESPN.com late Thursday afternoon that the Leafs received an offer for veteran blueliner Tomas Kaberle. Things are getting interesting!

• Nothing much new on the Dany Heatley front, meanwhile.

“Unfortunately, nothing has changed,” Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray said via text message Thursday afternoon. “A couple of conversations only.”

much more

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How About Three Non-Traditional Games?

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from the CP via TSN,

There could be as many as three NHL games played outside of traditional venues next season.

The league’s competition committee discussed several different scenarios during a wide-ranging meeting on Thursday and left open the possibility for games to be played outdoors in Boston and Calgary, with another being held under the roof at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.

“We are looking at a couple potential additional special events beyond the NBC Winter Classic game,” said NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly. “(It’s something) that we all collectively think will be very good for the game. We think that they won’t dilute the product that we’ve created.”

continue for more topics that were discussed

added 4:56pm, Now Bob McKenzie of TSN comes out with this… T

here will not be a second NHL outdoor game in Calgary on January 1, 2010.

The NHL’s competition committee met today in Montreal and that was one of a number of issues that was dealt with.

While there won’t be a second outdoor game to follow up the currently scheduled New Year’s Day game at Boston’s Fenway Park, there is likely to be a second special event in a Canadian city.

Sources say that event is possibly a game at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium to celebrate the Canadiens’ 100th anniversary.

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Bolts- Only Talk To Lawton

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from TSN,

The ongoing saga surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning took another turn on Thursday afternoon, as all NHL general managers and player agents received a short email message from general manager Brian Lawton establishing his role with the club going forward.

“Please be advised that in order to avoid any confusion over the next couple of weeks, as GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning Organization I am the only person authorized to speak on behalf of the team with regard to player transactions,” the email read.

“No other person is authorized to negotiate player transactions. Any questions, feel free to call.”

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KK- Darn Lightning

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Not the Tampa kind, but this is real lightning headed my way.

So I am shutting down, feel free to leave comments below on any breaking news and I will be baxk asap.

update 4:23pm, Back for now.  These storms have high winds, trees down and lightning all over the place.

If I disappear again, you know why.

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Cap News

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via Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The NHL players union has voted to trigger the 5-percent escalator on the 2009-10 salary cap, The Post has learned.

This means that the 2009-10 cap will remain within a couple of hundred thousand dollars of last season’s figure of $56.7 million.

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Could Kaberle Be Moved?

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from Darren Dreger of TSN,

Sources tell TSN the Toronto Maple Leafs have received what the team considers to be a significant offer for defenceman Tomas Kaberle.

There are few details available, however the offer arrived unexpectedly Thursday afternoon and is believed to be from one of the teams who may have been in the hunt, trying to acquire the negotiating rights to Florida’s Jay Bouwmeester.

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Report- LA Offer For Heatley

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from Michael Russo’s Twitter,

Appears L.A. Kings team to beat for Heatley; Alex Frolov, another & the fifth overall pick I’m hearing.

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Canes Trying To Sign Cole & LaRose

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from Paul Branecky of CarolinaHurricanes.com,

Based on what was said at the conclusion of the season, it seemed as though Erik Cole and Chad LaRose, the team’s top two internal priorities, would be back in the fold with time to spare. However, there is still some considerable ground to make up before that happens.

“It doesn’t look like it now,” said Rutherford when asked if he expected to sign Cole and LaRose before they can shop their services freely to other teams. “We’re not making a lot of progress with any guys at this point. I do have some meetings set up this week, so I’ll have a better idea when I get back to the office on Monday as to where we are on these contracts.”

Although those players could still be signed by Carolina after July 1, Rutherford said that he viewed that day as a hard deadline, making it unlikely that those players would return if talks don’t move forward rather quickly..

read on

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Holland On The Wings

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Ken Holland was just on NHL Live, here is a recap.

Until the Wings know what the cap figure is, they really cannot make any moves.

Regarding Hossa, he has talked with Hossa’s agent this week, and believes the Wings are Hossa’s first choice.  If he can get a cap number that satisfies both parties, then they will sign it.  No official offer has been made, waiting for the hard cap number.

Regarding the draft, Wings will take a skater that fits into the Wings philosophy.  The person they draft is probably 4-5 years away from the NHL and they are looking at the skill of the player.

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